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iPad Airs to be awarded to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism

Apply to be awarded an iPad Air by Autism Speaks! Applications open TODAY, November 2. Deadline is NOVEMBER 7th! Read this post for details on who can apply, how to apply and the application timeline. Don’t miss out!

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Seeking volunteers for Kehillah FITNESS BUDDIES Program

Would you or someone you know like to be a “Fitness Peer Buddy” to an individual with special needs? We have an opportunity for you!
AND – You’ll have access to the JCC Gym, Pool and Fitness Center during this 3-month period!
We are recruiting volunteers – Fitness Peer Buddies – to work out at the JCC with individuals with special needs through our Fitness Buddies Program.

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Study Reveals Senses of Sight and Sound Separated in Children with Autism

A recent post in “Research News at Vanderbilt” describes recent research on how “children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.” Read about the research of Dr. Mark Wallace and Dr. Stephen Camarata, who describe that if this deficit in early sensory function can be “fixed” then we may be able to see benefits in language and communication and social interactions for individuals with autism.

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Registration has Begun

Check out www.kehillah-sjcc.org for fall fun activities through the Special Needs Department at the Springfield Jewish Community Center.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

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It’s not too late! Sign up for August Kehillah Camps now!

It may be the middle of July, but we still have two GREAT Camping Opportunities for Special Needs campers, right here at the Springfield JCC: JCC Inclusion Camp & Camp Kehillah Special Needs Camp. The Inclusion Camp, during the weeks of August 5-9 and August 12-16, is designed for campers who have had success with partial or full inclusion with shared support. Camp Kehillah our substantially separate camp, runs the week prior to school starting, August 19 – 23. This camp is for all campers with special needs, but will work well for those campers who need extra support. Learn more and register now! We hope to see you at camp! Linda (llapointe@springfieldjcc.org)

Still Room in August Weeks – Register NOW!

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